Transient ischaemic attack: is routine use of computerised cerebral tomography worthwhile?

@article{Mulaudzi2005TransientIA,
  title={Transient ischaemic attack: is routine use of computerised cerebral tomography worthwhile?},
  author={Thanyani Victor Mulaudzi and John Vivian Robbs and Justin D Woolgar and Woolagasen R. Pillay and Bala Pillay},
  journal={Cardiovascular journal of South Africa : official journal for Southern Africa Cardiac Society [and] South African Society of Cardiac Practitioners},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={212-4}
}
AIM To evaluate the role of routine computerised cerebral tomography (CCT) in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) following transient ischaemic attach (TIA). METHOD A retrospective review was carried out of data collected on patients with TIA who were managed at the Durban Metropolitan Vascular Service over an 11-year period. All patients underwent carotid duplex scanning and CCT, followed by carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under general anaesthesia. RESULTS The records of 140… CONTINUE READING